We are now well and truly into winter flyfishing mode in the Taupo district as local spawning rivers start to have good runs of fresh fish.
Unusually early runs containing very good numbers of trout have dominated the local news this week as we see the Waitahanui in fantastic form this month. Some have even commented the current fishing is as good as it was twenty years ago !!!! All this despite the biggest moon and very low water levels! The best times to fish are when there is rain in the catchment and the river flows increase. Bookmark our page that lists good local websites showing real-time Taupo river water-levels.
Early this week we had good rain and the rivers will be receded a little before more rain over the weekend. This afternoon (Sunday) there were just a few anglers fishing the Bridge pool on the Tongariro so you can pretty much choose your favourite spots and fish with little disturbance.
Best options are small glo bugs early in the morning or in slightly murky water, and back to naturals during the clearing water. Wet lining is also well worth a go at this time of year with some Dark coloured Woolly Buggers and Rabbits.
If the fishing on the Lake this year was anything to go by then this winter should be pretty awesome. I'm looking forward to swinging some big Conies on the Tongariro with the d/handers this winter !!!